When we were growing up, we were always told no. No, you sit across the street from school waiting for friends (cops would chase you away). No you can't get a car. No you can't grow your hair out, or wear those pants. No you can't have this, drink that, or smoke the green stuff. No, no no. We spend our entire teenage years being told No. We spend those years waiting endlessly to be 'grown up' and allowed to make our own decisions.